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Chicago’s Newest Trading Floor Will Be Staffed by Humans; Standard Chartered eyes New York energy trading, bucks Wall Street trend: sources; Complex short Vix products draw fire as vol plumbs lows Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight BOXing: Let the Bodies Hit the (Options) Floor Spencer Doar – JLN Golly, there’s been a ton of action in options markets lately. First, the surge of crypto news. Last week, MIAX’s investment in LedgerX received airtime as LedgerX was approved as a derivatives clearing organization (DCO), paving the way for bitcoin options. Then CBOE got into the fray with its announcement yesterday that it has partnered with Gemini, the cryptocurrency endeavor backed by the Winklevoss twins, to use its market data to create bitcoin futures. (I expressed my skepticism of the timeline laid out by CBOE…

Chicago’s Newest Trading Floor Will Be Staffed by Humans; NYSE on Track to Lose More ETF Listings; Big asset managers struggle to meet Mifid II deadline John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff BOX gets SEC approval for a trading floor, the CBOE picks the Winklevoss twins for bitcoin futures and earnings news from ICE and LSEG is among today’s top headlines. ICE and LSEG came out with earnings today. Check it out in Exchange News. ~JJL I like context. Morgan Housel has a blog – An Honest Business News Update – with a lovely reminder humanity is more than the sum of what gets the publicity. ~SD We have added a Hello Bar to the bottom of the MarketsWiki Education website] and to the…

CBOE to launch bitcoin future contracts; LedgerX Will Transform Cryptocurrencies; Traders are betting big on a stock market shock Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight July 2017 Options Exchange Marketshare via OCC ****SD: In case you missed the OCC’s release yesterday about July cleared volume, you can find that here. ++++++ The Concept of Basis – Gregg Doud Education.MarketsWiki.com “The beauty of this industry is, I don’t care how much artificial intelligence or how many algorithms you use, you’re still going to have to have somebody that understands where stuff is supplied, where it comes from and where it goes and the trade flows associated with it.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, Gregg Doud,…

Indexers Push Back Against Wall Street; Virtu Is Said to Explore Sale of Fixed Income Unit BondPoint; Fledgling quant funds seek to disrupt Wall Street John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff John Lothian News and John Lothian Productions are teaming up for a value-laden offer to become a sponsor of MarketsWiki at the Friend level. A Friend Level sponsorship is normally $2000 and a 2-3 minute production video can cost from $2000 to $3500, depending on the inputs. For $3000 we will give you both a Friend Level sponsorship of MarketsWiki with 25 pages with your logo and banners on them and a 2 to 3 minute production video. If you are interested, please contact John Lothian.~JJL Do you like table tennis? Ping…

The Concept of Basis – Gregg Doud Feature,MWEd,Video,video

“The beauty of this industry is, I don’t care how much artificial intelligence or how many algorithms you use, you’re still going to have to have somebody that understands where stuff is supplied, where it comes from and where it goes and the trade flows associated with it.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, Gregg Doud, president of the Commodity Markets Council, discussed the concept of basis and how it applies to the financial industry. According to Doud, basis is a fundamentally important concept in the world today. Doud also talked about Dodd-Frank…

Goldman Sachs Finds Itself in Unusual Spot – Last Place in Trading; Banks May Need $50 Billion New Capital After Brexit; Bitcoin’s Civil War – What You Need to Know John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff On October 16, John Lothian News will be holding a one day intern recruiting event and a session of MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity series at the CBOE. The purpose of the event, timed to occur the Monday of FIA Expo week, is to attract college students to hear from industry leaders and have them talk to participating firms about internship opportunities. Interns will be able to drop off resumes, interact with firms recruiting teams and even shoot a one minute video interview that will be shared with participating firms. They will…

U.S. Targets Bitcoin Exchange, Alleging It Facilitated Crime; The 2017 Tech 40; Libor: missin’ you already John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff It with great sadness we report the passing of former SGX CEO Magnus Bocker, who died of cancer in St. Louis, MO just before his 56th birthday. Magnus was a generous and well-liked member of the global derivatives industry and was a leader of OMX, Nasdaq and SGX. He will be missed. Condolences to his family, friends and former colleagues. John Lothian first met Magnus at a Deutsche Bank investment banking conference in New York when he was with Nasdaq OMX. ~JJL The Chief Scout of the Boy Scouts of America issued…

Tales from the Crypt: What do Augur, Golem and Gnosis have in common? Blog,Options

They’re all cryptocurrencies. Though, if you thought, “They’re all words that could appear in  folklore” you’d also be correct. In light of LedgerX getting approval from the CFTC to clear options on cryptocurrencies Monday, I thought it prudent to give you a snippet of the larger picture. (More stories regarding LedgerX follow.) Interest and excitement in the space has accelerated rapidly in 2017 due to a number of developments: bitcoin’s eye popping price action/volatility (~$910 at the start of the year to ~$2570 now), the far-ranging potential applications of distributed ledger technology (in finance and elsewhere), the more flexible scripting…

Stock Exchanges Squabble Over End-of-Day Auctions; Defining moment for investors looms as MSCI rules on China; Wind and solar expected to supply third of global power by 2040 John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Jim Kharouf Will be On Twitter Live on @JohnLothian at 11 AM CST Today We will be interviewing Jim Kharouf today on Twitter Live on my twitter handle, @johnlothian, about the FOW-JLN Trading Chicago event held in less than two weeks, on June 28th at Swissotel. We have a great lineup of panels and speakers. If you are from the trading side of our markets – CTAs, hedge funds, prop firms and asset managers are free at attend. For full conference information, click HERE. Attendance is filling up, so register now. I have not used Twitter live much….